Shire chips in $17,000 to Camperdown park

CORANGAMITE Shire Council will provide $17,000 towards the Camperdown play space to ensure the entire project goes ahead.

Shire councillors were told last week the funding was needed to finalise purchase of state government-owned land at the rear of the park.

The decision addresses a $17,000 shortfall following negotiations between the council and the Department of Human Services.

Steering committee member for the playground, Peter Conheady, told the council it was hoped the project could continue as smoothly as possible and there had been a slight redesign of the planned back area of the park.

He said the changes would mean none of the planned playground would be omitted.

The council voted to provide the cash when reviewing the 2013-14 budget. The first stage cost $265,000 and Corangamite Shire Council has set aside $175,000.

The play space incorporates a flying fox, cricket nets, a basketball half-court, workout stations, an enclosed play area for young children, picnic and barbecue areas.

There will also be a volcanic mound with slides, undulating paths and a stonewall entrance.

The total cost of the project is expected to be about $625,000.

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